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Lời thoại - Transcript:

It may look like a tram, but, in fact, it’s a theatre.

In Mexico City, vehicles normally used for public transport have been getting a makeover.

Mexicans hardly ever scrap their buses. These, donated by Japan over 20 years ago, have been reborn as community centres and shops.

This lorry carries knowledge. It’s a mobile library, offering space for children’s activities and seminars.



Từ vựng - Vocabulary:

tram - xe điện

makeover - hồi sinh

scrap - vứt bỏ

reborn - hồi sinh

lorry - xe tải lớn (tương đương với từ ‘truck’ trong tiếng Anh - Mỹ)




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1. The government says it will _____ or change more than 3,000 regulations. It says its drive to cut bureaucracy will save companies millions of pounds.

2. _____ services went far beyond the city boundary extending to Milngavie, Paisley, Renfrew, Clydebank, Uddingston and Airdrie - all at rock-bottom fares and at high frequencies that are unheard of today.

3. A stretch of motorway between junctions 22 and 21A was closed after a _____ crossed the central reservation on Thursday morning.

4. Ten years ago on Friday, an old flour mill on the banks of the River Tyne was _____ as a temple to modern art when Gateshead's Baltic gallery opened its doors.

5. Electricity pylons, little changed since the 1920s, may get a _____ with a new international design competition. Are transmission towers icons or eyesores?


Đáp án - Answers:

1. The government says it will scrap or change more than 3,000 regulations. It says its drive to cut bureaucracy will save companies millions of pounds.


Nguồn: Health and safety inspections cut in regulation curb

http://bbc.in/OzfJ1Z

2. Tram services went far beyond the city boundary extending to Milngavie, Paisley, Renfrew, Clydebank, Uddingston and Airdrie - all at rock-bottom fares and at high frequencies that are unheard of today.

Nguồn: Glasgow 'a city that loved trams'
http://bbc.in/Q0dyU8

3. A stretch of motorway between junctions 22 and 21A was closed after a lorry crossed the central reservation on Thursday morning.

Nguồn: M1 lorry crash causes Leicestershire delays

http://bbc.in/Otv44X

4. Ten years ago on Friday, an old flour mill on the banks of the River Tyne was reborn as a temple to modern art when Gateshead's Baltic gallery opened its doors.

Nguồn: Has art gallery boom paid off?

http://bbc.in/M5Tp1o

5. Electricity pylons, little changed since the 1920s, may get a makeover with a new international design competition. Are transmission towers icons or eyesores?

Nguồn: Could pylons ever be pretty?

http://bbc.in/mk30TM

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